Caregiver Tips: How to Communicate With a Dementia Patient

With a little patience and skill, it's possible to maintain communication with your loved one suffering from dementia.
Perhaps one of the most heartbreaking aspects of caring for a person with dementia is the feeling that you are losing the ability to connect with them. Maybe you used to enjoy long, stimulating conversations and you feel a profound sense of loss as you notice your loved one’s communication skills...
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The Power to Swallow: ACP Synchrony Treatment is Now at Davis

The Davis Community now offers ACP Synchrony Treatment for dysphagia right here in Wilmington, NC.
Swallowing: unless you’re suffering from a sore throat it’s something you do hundreds of times every day without giving it a second thought. As a matter of fact, you probably don’t even notice it most of the time! However, if you or someone you love is dealing with a condition called dysphagia,...
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How Will Seniors Be Affected By ACA Repeal

Wondering how the ACA repeal with affect you? Here are the details about what you can expect.
After a brief hiatus, The American Healthcare Act (AHCA) is back on the table. Having passed in the House of Representatives, it is now awaiting a vote by the Senate. Many people are anxiously following these developments and anticipating the effects that it may have on their own healthcare. If you...
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7 Benefits of Aquatic Therapy For Arthritis

Aquatic therapy may be the perfect solution if you suffer from arthritis and find it a challenge to exercise.
If you are one of the 50 million people in the U.S. who are living with arthritis, you are probably aware of the important role exercise plays in managing your symptoms. However, you may have struggled with finding an exercise routine that works for you. Your joints take a pounding when...
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New Treatment Program for Individuals with Swallowing Disorders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE DAVIS COMMUNITY OFFERS NEW TREATMENT FOR SWALLOWING DISORDERS WILMINGTON, NC  – JUNE 23, 2017 Imagine not being able to share a meal with friends or family, or having to eat through a tube. These are just some of the social, emotional and physical challenges individuals with swallowing...
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Why Gardening is Great for Seniors

Great tips to help seniors stay active with gardening.
People of any age can, and do, find fulfillment working in a garden. For many, there’s nothing they’d rather be doing than digging in the dirt and tending to plants. Those who garden may do so for the pure enjoyment of it. Enjoyment aside, however, indulging your green thumb is actually really good for...
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Senior Care Can Cost Less Than Living At Home

Most seniors would prefer to remain in their own homes as long as their health permits. However, for many, with advancing age comes increased difficulty in keeping up with regular property maintenance. Some also find that they need assistance with many of the activities of daily living. Add to this the...
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Can Occupational Therapy Help With Stroke Recovery?

When it comes to health issues with the potential to suddenly and drastically alter your lifestyle and ability to live independently, few events can compare to the impact of a stroke. The aftermath of suffering a stroke frequently includes physical issues, such as paralysis or balance problems. Many people also experience difficulty with...
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The Surprising Benefits of Bingo

Bingo is well known as a go-to activity for seniors, but it turns out that it can provide far more than entertainment. If you or a loved one enjoy playing this popular game, you may be surprised to learn that it has some important health benefits! Health Benefits of Bingo Mental Stimulation...
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Four Benefits of Coloring for Seniors

If you thought that coloring was just for kids, it’s time to think again! Coloring can be both enjoyable and relaxing for adults, and it has some notable benefits — especially for seniors. No one is suggesting that you go out and buy a box of crayons and a childish coloring...
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